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With this team, would you kick off, or defer?

  1. We want the Ball and we wanna score

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  2. Defer

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  3. Defer in overtime (Marty Mornhingweg was a genius!)

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    WIth a vasty (hopefully) improved offense, you take the ball. Lovie's constant choice to defer was a blatant example of how stubborn he was--- and how he felt that the defense should always win games. And that's where Lovie invested all his efforts. Our offense, as a result, was never very good.

    I think the Trestman hire was definitely a move in the right direction. Take the ball.
     
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    Defer. Statisitcally speaking, most opening drives never score. The defense just started the game, and is fresh, so they typically perform better in the opening drives. Plus, if you defer, you start with the ball in the 2nd half, which is good: if you are ahead, you can build on your lead and possible go up multiple score, with less than a half to go. If you are trailing, gives you a chance to come out and catch up/tie the game.
     
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    Don't you take into account what the team your playing is good at? Your playing a really good Defensive team, put your defense out there first, and get a short field for you offense. Vic Versa.
     
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    I'd want the ball. If we're not good enough to drive the ball enough to at least pin them back in their own end early & start the FP battle, we're up against a brick wall anyway.
     
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    Not necessarily. Say the Bears made the SB against the Steelers, and Cutty was healthy, would you have trusted that offense enough to score? Would you have trusted Urlacher and the D to stop Roethlisberger? Absolutely. Taking that thought process into the first game against the Bengals, they've a more proven team than we do (2 straight playoff appearances, good but unspectacular O, good D), you have to assume you're going to have some 3 and outs with a new offense, and you have a defense that's proven its reliability early season, for the better part of the last decade. Not saying they should do it absolutely 100% of the time, but it's something to think about.
     
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    Excellent points...

    I was looking it as being without #54 out there. Without his 'QBing' skills & reads, I have much less faith I guess.
     
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    Last year, the defense actually held up for the first time, in his absence. We'll be better off without him being a full time starter (although, if he had stayed as a 2 down linebacker, we'd be a lot better off).
     
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    I went with defer as if there are halftime adjustments to be made along with a deficit to overcome I would want enough shots on goal in the second half to generate as much momentum as possible. It's all relative though, would depend on matchups, injuries, success of initial game plan etc.
     

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